A Companion to Late Antiquity

A Companion to Late Antiquity

Editor(s): Philip Rousseau

Published Online: 9 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405119801

Online ISBN: 9781444306101

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306101

About this Book

An accessible and authoritative overview capturing the vitality and diversity of scholarship that exists on the transformative time period known as late antiquity.

  • Provides an essential overview of current scholarship on late antiquity - from between the accession of Diocletian in AD 284 and the end of Roman rule in the Mediterranean
  • Comprises 39 essays from some of the world's foremost scholars of the era
  • Presents this once-neglected period as an age of powerful transformation that shaped the modern world
  • Emphasizes the central importance of religion and its connection with economic, social, and political life
  • Winner of the 2009 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The View from the Future

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  2. Part II: Land and People

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  3. Part III: Image and Word

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  4. Part IV: Empire, Kingdom, and Beyond

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  5. Part V: The Sacred

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